Eckington Meet – Additional Info

We have received the following information from Eckington Swimming Club which you need to be aware of:

There are a limited number of spectators seats on the main balcony (144 seats) plus some standing room on the small balcony. There is also a viewing area in the cafe for disabled viewers.

Spectator tickets will be sold on the day on a 1st come basis.

We will be accommodating all swimmers either in the Dance Studio or in the Marquee outside, connected to the dance studio (please take appropriate clothing for the weather as it could cold in the marquee, it might also be wise taking a fold down chair to sit on as no information has been provided about seating for swimmers).

Sporty Swim will be setting up their swim shop and Butlers Mobile Engraving will also be with us to engrave your medals while you wait (at a small cost).

Free parking is available on site.

Bank Holidays

Sessions we will not be swimming over the forthcoming Bank Holiday Weekends :

Easter Sunday 17th April
Easter Monday 18th April

May 1st
May 2nd

June 2nd
June 3rd
June 5th

Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Gainsborough Dolphins Swimming Club is to be held on

10th December 2021, commencing at 7.30pm in the Leisure Function Room (aka – Dance studio).

We invite all parents/guardians of members (swimmers) and swimmers aged 16+ years to attend.

As part of the AGM process, nominations have to be sought for ALL the Management Team positions outlined below so we therefore invite nominations for any of the roles below.

This year the position of Chair is open and we invite nominations for that position and any other position persons may be interested in.

The club is run solely by volunteers, the Management Team, the Teachers/Coaches and ‘Staff’ all give their time freely so we ask that you please support us.

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

As per AGM rules we invite nominations for the following roles
Position Current Holder
CHAIR Nigel Stevenson
SECRETARY Julie Wilson
FINANCE MANAGER Julie Richardson
MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINATOR Clare Noble
SWIMMING MANAGER Mark Smith
COMPETITION MANAGER Mark Smith
WORKFORCE CO-ORDINATOR Kieran Ferry
SMALL POOL REPRESENTATIVE Debbie Scarf
TEAM MEMBER Garry Noble
** CHILD WELFARE OFFICER Paula Osborne

** CWO – is not a ’full time’ position on the Team, attendance at meetings is on a ‘as required’ basis

Nominations can be made via email and must be sent to

Nigel Stevenson (email – gd-management@outlook.com) by Tuesday 7th December 2021.

All nominations for Management Team positions must have the agreement of the PROPOSER and the NOMINEE, who must all be either a club member aged 16 years or over or the parent / guardian of a younger member of the Club.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Management Team and put forward to the AGM for acceptance.

Thank you

The Management Team

Small Pool Swimmers – Update 1

We have just started the process for getting small pool groups C, D and E back into the water for the beginning of July.
We have sent emails to parents of all Tadpole C, D and E swimmers with details of next steps. If you haven’t received the email but think you should have, please check your junk folder and if it’s not there please contact Clare Noble at gd-membership@outlook.com asap as deadlines are tight and spaces are limited.
We don’t as yet have a date for the return of Tadpole A and B swimmers.
Thank you
GDSC Management Team

Main Pool Swimmers – Update 3

We are on the final step towards swimmers returning to the main pool from 1st June.

Yesterday (May 10th) letters were posted out to all main pool swimmers who have paid their Swim England registration fees. The letter contains information about allocated swim sessions and fees to be paid along with a declaration form which needs signing and returning in the SAE.

We have also included information about our new club software – Club Organiser – which we will be using to manage members payments via direct debit. We will be sending emails with Club Organiser account activation details on Saturday 15th May. Once activated we need swimmers to set up a direct debit mandate through the Club Organiser account by 22nd May at the latest. This is a deadline that cannot be extended if a swimmer wishes to return at the beginning of June.

If you have any questions or difficulties with the direct debit set up please contact Julie Richardson:
gd-finance@outlook.com
mobile: 07541 063980

If you have any questions or difficulties accessing your Club Organiser account please contact Clare Noble:
gd-membership@outlook.com
mobile: 07541 098310

DARTES OPEN MEET

Hi All

Doncaster Dartes have set a gala set up for September 2021. This is a reasonable 1st gala back Covid 19 rules permitting.

See the flyer below for details and anyone wishing to enter, get in touch with Mark ASAP as it may fill up quickly.

Regards Mark.

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